Sunstone's 2023 Call for Papers has closed

The call for papers for the 2023 Sunstone Symposium has closed.

Only a limited number of papers and panels will be accepted this year. Please get your proposals in early. Acceptance notices will be sent out via email the last week of April, 2023.

Submissions will be accepted according the following criteria:

Does the content reflect the values of our Mission Statement to host an open forum, expresses rich spiritual, intellectual, social, and artistic qualities of Mormon history and contemporary life with responsible and respectful interchange?

Does it bring value to our symposium? Is it thoughtful/substantive?

If you have any questions, or would like to submit a late proposal for consideration, please email our Events Manager Grace Pool at

(Main)Streaming Mormonism

The many branches of the Mormon movement have always struggled between wanting to be independent and wanting to be mainstream. With the recent proliferation of streaming television productions, including Murder among the Mormons, Sister Wives, and Mormon No More, is Mormonism being drawn into the mainstream, or pushed further to the fringes?

It seems that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is making a concerted effort to push into the Christian mainstream, distancing itself from the word Mormon and removing LDS-specific artwork from its temples and chapels. But is it pushing for independence in other ways?

This conference will focus on how various branches and leaders of the Restoration movement have sought the fringes or courted the mainstream, and how the outside world—especially the media—has helped or hindered their efforts. Analyses of current streaming media are especially encouraged.

Submitting Proposals for Regional Conferences and Other Events
If you would like to submit a proposal for one of our events (not the Salt Lake Summer Symposium), please email Grace Pool at

Regional events function in a different way than the Salt Lake Summer Symposium. They are smaller, more casual gatherings around the world and much of the program content is curated. If you would like to propose an idea, please do so by email.


Subject line of email: Proposal for [title and date of] Conference

Body of email: Must contain abstract of presentation, proposed presentation time, bio and contact info for all presenters.

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  1. jerry clark says:

    Do you accept submissions for publication? I have a 4,875 word essay, the subject is Reconciling Science and religion, from the LDS perspective. Its a ground breaking work that has been over forty years in the making. 435-623-4725

  2. William Hale Kehr says:

    I am interested in doing a paper which called: “God, the Latter-day Saints and the LBGT community”. Subtitle: does God love everyone

    Scriptures referenced include but are not limited to:

    Mark 7: 5-13
    John 8: 4-7
    Duet 32: 20 et al
    Rom 3:
    Ellen DeGenerous, Mayor Pete, Juliette Binoche etc.

    Unfortunately I have missed the deadlines for the summer meeting, but if you are interested in the topic, I am sure some future meeting would do for presentation.

  3. Oliver Esmiol says:

    Would you happen to know the date of the Sunstone Symposium in Short-Creek (Colorado City), Southern Utah, for 2020?
    Thank you.

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